Friday, January 20, 2006

Probably Not

Just discovered Clayton Banes blog Eyeball Hatred.

In Pegasus books a couple of months ago, checking out their small but excellent poetry selection--from presses large and small and even smaller--I said to myself, "I bet somebody here reads poetry blogs." And I was right.

I'm sure that there are writers and presses that get left out by the kind of tastemaking done here in the blog-o-sphere, but it seems like a good thing to me--because, well, I think many of my favorite bloggers have good, eclectic taste not obviously beholden to any particular clique or ideology.

It won't last long. You'll all be replaced by corporate robots designed to write and act and draw vindictive cartoons just like real live humans. Oh, wait, cancel that thought. I just remembered, we don't matter to corporate publishing. Might we start to?

3 comments:

Anne Boyer said...

Jasper,

You will be replaced by corporate robots . . .

you mean like this . . .

Anne

Anne Boyer said...

ps

Note the artful touch of the frequent typo on the site. A+ on Turing test . . .

Melissa Jones Fiori said...

"I just remembered, we don't matter to corporate publishing. Might we start to?"

We will if the Poetry Foundation has anything to say about it.